Creamy Pesto Chicken Bow Ties


If you're a fan of Italian cuisine and crave a dish that's bursting with flavors, look no further than our Creamy Pesto Chicken Bow Ties recipe. This dish combines tender chicken, al dente pasta, and a luscious creamy pesto sauce that will transport your taste buds straight to Italy. Whether you're cooking for a special occasion or simply treating yourself to a delicious homemade meal, this recipe is a surefire way to satisfy your cravings.


For the Creamy Pesto Sauce:

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
For the Chicken and Pasta:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces bow tie pasta (farfalle)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving


  1. Start by making the creamy pesto sauce. In a food processor, combine fresh basil leaves, grated Parmesan cheese, toasted pine nuts, and garlic. Pulse until the mixture becomes a coarse paste.
  2. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle in the extra-virgin olive oil until the sauce is well combined and smooth. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. Season the chicken breasts generously with salt and black pepper. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 6-7 minutes per side, or until they are cooked through and no longer pink in the center. Remove the chicken from the skillet and let it rest for a few minutes. Then, slice it into thin strips.
  4. While the chicken is resting, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the bow tie pasta according to the package instructions until it is al dente. Drain the pasta and set it aside.
  5. In the same skillet you used for the chicken, add the halved cherry tomatoes and sun-dried tomatoes. Sauté them for about 2 minutes, or until they begin to soften.
  6. Return the sliced chicken to the skillet and pour in the creamy pesto sauce. Stir in the heavy cream and let the mixture simmer for 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the sauce to thicken slightly.
  7. Add the cooked bow tie pasta to the skillet and toss everything together until the pasta is well coated with the creamy pesto sauce.
  8. To serve, garnish with fresh basil leaves and a generous sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese.
  9. Enjoy your Creamy Pesto Chicken Bow Ties immediately, and savor the delectable combination of creamy pesto, tender chicken, and perfectly cooked pasta.


Creamy Pesto Chicken Bow Ties is a recipe that embodies the essence of Italian cuisine - simple yet incredibly flavorful. With the creamy pesto sauce enveloping tender chicken and perfectly cooked bow tie pasta, each bite is a delightful journey through Italy's culinary traditions. Whether you're preparing it for a special occasion or a cozy weeknight dinner, this dish is sure to please both your palate and your guests. Buon appetito!

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